Parents of Disabled Students Act as Teachers, Therapists
[Source: Greenville News, via AP]
The hardest part of being out of school for Diquaris Johnson has been adjusting to a new routine. Routines are important to Di, a 16-year-old student at the Washington Center who has autism and a developmental disorder.
He’s never liked change.
“He does so much better with schedules that are really tight, and it’s just difficult,” said Valerie Allen, Di’s grandmother and caregiver. “His routine has been thrown off completely, and he doesn’t understand why he’s not going to school and seeing the people that he would normally see.”
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